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Why Keeping Your Car's Brakes in Good Condition is Key to Maintaining a Safe Ride

Last updated 5 years ago

When something unexpected happens on the road, a driver not only relies on their quick reaction time, but also on their brakes. In order to ensure that your brakes will perform at their best, you need to visit an automotive repair shop and have maintenance checks done on your brakes. Here are some excellent reasons to keep brakes in good repair all year round:

Ensure Excellent Performance

It’s no secret that if you take care of your brakes, they’ll take care of you. Stopping distance is a top selling point in sports cars for performance, and it is an important statistic for family vehicles because of its effect on accident avoidance. Should you encounter a panic-braking scenario and your brakes are in less than perfect condition, you may be unable to stop within the distance you intend.

Avoid Brake Failure

Brake failure is one of the most frightening experiences a driver can face and can be caused from a variety of different factors. Poorly maintained brake lines can snap during use, causing complete failure, and brakes without enough fluid will lack the pressure necessary to close the calipers around the disc of the brake. In addition to brake failure being very dangerous, it is also a costly repair, and to avoid the high cost of a brake rebuild, have them checked regularly.

Maintain Maneuverability

Since the invention of the microchip, computers have become increasingly important for our vehicles to perform at their best. Sophisticated anti-lock brake systems with computer monitoring have electronic stability and traction control functions for safer transitional maneuvers. Without regularly scheduled maintenance, it can be impossible to know if these systems are working until it is too late.

If you need auto brake work, then visit the specialists at DeKalb Tire for a repair or rebuild. We are experts in automotive service and maintenance. Call us at (404) 252-9895 or visit us online for more information. 

 

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